Ideas and expectations regarding gender roles have changed quite a bit in the past 50 years. However, the patterns that have influenced human behavior for centuries are still potent, especially when members of older generations are involved. Some of those old patterns involve relationships between mothers and their adult sons. As men get married and have children of their own, their relationship with their mothers must evolve to reflect the new roles of each person: the sons as husbands and fathers, and the mothers as in-laws and grandmothers. These relationship changes sometimes involve tension as a mother learns to accept and respect the role that her son's spouse plays in his life, especially if the mother and her son are especially close. It can be tricky to navigate these new waters gracefully, but by setting appropriate boundaries and communicating with understanding and compassion, the mother-son relationship can be strengthened and even see growth in this new phase of life.
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Duo is a traditional matchmaking service based in South Korea that also has a Web site designed to cater to the hopes and ideals of the parents first and the children second. While Ms. Kim admits that the parents often have a stronger desire than do their children to see a marriage take place, she said the pursuit on the part of these parents is rooted in the belief that long-term happiness is contingent on the successful union of two people raising a family together. Weisberg, who has been married for nearly 40 years and lives in Kentucky. So on a whim one night, she reviewed the online matches of her son, Brad — with his permission — and within hours, she had made a list of candidates who she felt would promise a love connection. The results yielded by these mom-engineered picks were so good that Brad Weisberg, 32, and his sister, Danielle Weisberg, 29, both based in Chicago, began the TheJMom.
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At first, I tried to keep my dating life private from my three teenagers, but after awhile I decided to just be open about it; sooner or later they notice everything, anyway except the overflowing trash can, conveniently. But there was another reason, too, for my coming clean. Something unexpected happened as I began dating more: I saw certain behaviors from men, and all I could think was I never want my two sons acting this way, ever.
In many ways, dating a single mom is like dating anyone else, and as long as you treat her with care and respect, you'll be golden. But at the same time, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you want to be a great partner to a solo parent. W e asked eight single mothers how potential partners could win their hearts and be as supportive as possible. Here's what they told us everyone should know about dating a single mom.